PASTOR JASON SMITH
As founder and lead pastor, Jason Smith has helped plant and grow Latitude Church from the beginning. In June of 2014, God instilled a vision in Jason, and called he and his family to plant Latitude Church in Eastern North Carolina. Jason holds a Bachelors Degree of Religious Studies from Liberty University. He is passionate about reaching the lost, and seeing lives changed for Christ. Jason and his wife, Christina, live in New Bern, NC with their two sons, Garrison and Chandler.
Corey began leading worship through various avenues at a young age, which eventually led him to the position of lead singer of a band known as Awake the Fire. They traveled for 5 years, and on many occasions worked alongside Pastor Jason while leading student conferences. Corey came on staff at the conception of Latitude church in 2014. He now oversees the worship experiences at all campuses, as well as the teams that lead them. He and his wife, Ashley, live in New Bern, NC with their two sons, Ayden and Liam.
After giving his life to Jesus in 2008, TJ felt the call of God on his life to serve the local church through vocational ministry. This lead to him getting his first ministry position at the age of 19. Since then, TJ has seen hundreds of people come to know Jesus through youth ministry, conferences, camps, church services, and special events. TJ came on staff at Latitude in 2017, and now serves as our Student Pastor. He believes that there has never been a better time for a young person to be a part of the local church and to change the world around them! TJ lives in New Bern, NC with his wife Mindy, and their son, Zeek.